It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week. It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.
Other Than Reading...
This has been another quiet week. It is definitely fall-like. The skies are gray and there is rain or drizzle almost every day. It should make for quality reading time but, since I discovered Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook, I have spent hours upon hours trying to rack up high scores and meet challenges. Of course, I've been watching the World Series too. What that means is I'm not getting much reading done. It doesn't help that the book I decided to read this week wasn't very good at keeping my interest.
I have been working at paring down my TBR mountains. I have filled four brown paper grocery bags with adult books that I don't think I'll ever read. I have also filled three bags of YA for my high school media center and half a bag of Middle Grade books for my elementary media center. I am down to only 466 print adult books and 176 print young adult books including review copies. Of course, if you add back the Kindle books and SYNC audio books I've accumulated, my To Read stack number 1952. It is just nice to get under 2000. 101 of the books have been on the stack since before February 2008.
October was a good reading month. I read 23 books with 7660 pages. Thirteen of the books were from my TBR mountains and the other ten were review books.
Read Last Week
The Secrets of the Heart by Kasey Michaels was a Regency romance that had been sitting on TBR mountain since 2008. It was a pretty good story that owed a lot to THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL for its hero. My review will be posted on December 19.
Of Noble Family by Mary Robinette Kowal is the final book in her Glamourist Histories.
Closer to the Heart by Mercedes Lackey is her most recent Valdemar book.
Haunting Investigation by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro is a mystery and a review book I got from NetGalley.
Sherlock Holmes: The Stuff of Nightmares by James Lovegrove was $.99 on Saturday. I like Sherlock Holmes stories and thought I'd give this author a try.
To see what Young Adult books I have been reading and plan to read, check out Ms. Martin Teaches Media - my other blog.